To submerge in India it´s a change of skin to the sound of Hindu chants, sinking into the
black looks of its people with the rhythm of the colors of the saris or their turbans.
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Bustling Delhi is a good example of an Indian city: an explosion of color, joy and traffic. Scattered among the hasty crowd are serene temples, ancient monuments and incredible bargains. Of course, the great protagonist of India is food. Curris that will make your mouth water, healthy chaats and fluffy samosas are part of the menu.
Udaipur is located south of the province of Rajasthan and is known as the city of the 100 lakes, the Venice of the East or the most “romantic place of the subcontinent” according to the British James Tod.
At the top of a hill 125 meters high, stands the Mehrangarh Fort, a majestic building next to the city of Jodhpur, in Rajasthan, considered one of the most impressive and best preserved in all of India. Although the construction of the Mehrangarh fortress began in 1459 during the reign of Rao Jodha, founder of the beautiful Jodhpur, much of the building that can currently be seen corresponds to the mid-sixteenth century.
JAIPUR / AMBER FORT
The Amber Fort is one of the best forts on mountains or hill tops of all India. In the exterior of the complex, on the steep hills rise doors, imposing temples, huge decorated halls, palaces, pavilions, gardens and even a ramp that takes you to the top of the palace hill where to climb it, you have to climb an elephant, … yes beautifully harnessed elephants that go up and down the visitors to the top of the Fort.
About 35 kilometers southwest of Agra are the ruins of Fatehpur Sikri, a sumptuous Mughal city built by Emperor Akbar, the Great, used 17 years and abandoned for lack of water. It is said that the emperor chose the hill of Sikri after having consulted Sheikh Salim Chistie, a saint born there, who prophesied to Akbar the birth of three sons; (The most majestic building of Fatehpur Sikri is precisely the tomb of this saint).
The Taj Mahal is located in the vicinity of the city of Agra, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, and was built in the seventeenth century. Incredible architectural feat, his immortal beauty is nourished by the ancient love between an emperor and his wife. One day the prince fell in love in a bazaar of Princess Arjumand, only 15 years old, daughter of the Prime Minister of the Court. The prince, impressed by her beauty, asked the price of the crystal necklace she was trying on. They replied that it was not glass but diamonds and that it was worth 10,000 rupees. The prince paid without hesitation and thus conquered the heart of the princess immediately.
The sacred city where people want to die. The Ganges, sacred river of India, is the place where Hindus want to rest eternally. The most fortunate can be cremated by the river so that their remains end the cycle of reincarnation. For those less fortunate who can not afford a cremation, the solution is that their body is thrown there after death without further ado.
The Harmandir Sahib also Darbar Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, is a prominent Sikh gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab (India). The construction of the gurdwara was initiated by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh Guru, and completed by his successor, Guru Arjan Dev. In 1604, Guru Arjan Dev completed the Adi Granth, the sacred scripture of Sikhism, and installed it in the Gurdwara . In 1634, Guru Hargobind left Amritsar by the hills of Shivalik and during the rest of the seventeenth century, the city and the gurdwara was in the hands of the hostile force to the Sikh Gurus.
The region of India where cultures merge and mountains rise up to touch the sky, is a magical place that will make you feel free, where the air is pure and the rivers come down hard.
Known as Little Tibet, the thousands of refugees who live here get for a moment to forget that you are in India. The eyes of its people are more torn, the Buddhist monasteries replace the Hindu Temples and the monks the Gurus.
The state of Kerala is known as a tropical paradise of palm trees waving and wide sandy beaches. It is a narrow strip of coastal territory that descends from the Western Ghats in a waterfall of green and lush vegetation, and reaches the Arabian Sea. It is also well known for its backwaters (water backwaters), its mountains, its coconuts, spices and its art forms such as Kathakali.
The iconic Meenakshi temple is located in the ancient city of Madurai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located in the heart of the 2,500-year-old city, the Meenakshi Temple is dedicated to the goddess Meenakshi, an avatar of the Hindu goddess Parvati – consort of Lord Shiva. It has long been a tourist attraction, both local and international, as well as one of the most important places of Hindu pilgrimage. For the people of Madurai, the temple is the center of their cultural and religious life.
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